I actually bought Sweet Poison, Bones of the Buried and Hollow Crown for my son in one of those bundles that The Book People do. Unfortunately at the time he was a little young for them and didn't get past the first chapter of Sweet Poison. Sometime later I picked it up and after a slow start I well and truly got into the world of Lord Edward Corinth - 1930s England, between the wars.
I love the fact that the characters get together for a confabulation, a word that is rarely used now days. Actually I think that is what I like most about these David Roberts mysteries, the settings, the time and the little snippets of history both political and social.
If you are interested you can read a synpopsis of all the books on The Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne Murder Mysteries website.